Foreign Military Sales: Strategic Interests / Supply Chain

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The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program has become arguably the nation’s preeminent tool for building and solidifying relationships with foreign nations. FMS facilitates training and interoperability with coalition partners, helping to undergird America’s strategic priorities while influencing the actions of allied nation states. Foreign Military Sales are a huge benefit for allied nations, as the U.S. government offers favorable financial terms and access to some of the most advanced and effective military technology in the world.

Navigating the FMS process and its companion Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) program can be difficult to understand. There are many benefits potential partners may not know about. In this Breaking Defense E-Brief we explore the role of FMS/DCS, how it works, the role that Congress plays, how the DoD and State Department can help partner nations develop and sustain capabilities, and the role of U.S. companies and the American subsidiaries of foreign companies. ... pply-chain


“These policy changes advance U.S. national security and
foreign policy because they make FMS more attractive in a
very competitive market,” said Hooper.

The year 2020 had already started strong with more than
$10 billion in sales through March, though future sales could
possibly be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The
following 2020 sales illustrate the breadth of technologies that
foreign entities are buying from the U.S.

• The Netherlands: 199 Excalibur Increment IB M982Al
tactical projectiles and related equipment for about
$41 million.
• South Korea: F-35 aircraft, engines, weapons and
related equipment follow-on support for $675 million.
• South Korea: 2 F-16 Identification Friend or Foe and
Link 16 Upgrades for about $194 million.
• Poland: 180 Javelin missiles and 79 Javelin Command
Launch Units for an estimated $100 million.
• Morocco: 25 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery
Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System
(HERCULES) vehicles and/or M88A1 long supply
HERCULES refurbished vehicles for approximately
$239 million.
• Israel: 8 KC-46A Aerial Refueling Aircraft for $2.4 billion.
• Tunisia: 4 AT-6C Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft and
related equipment for $326 million.
• Netherlands: 16 MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology
torpedo conversion kits for an estimated $85 million.
• Jordan: 700
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data
System (AFATDS) software license copies and related
equipment for artillery command, control, and
communications equipment at a cost of $300 million.
• India: Integrated Air Defense Weapon System for
approximately $1.9 billion.
• Australia: 200 AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship
Missiles for $990 million.
• Australia: $1.5 billion for the Australia Surface
Combatant Program.
• Singapore: 21 F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical
Landing aircraft for $2.75 billion. ... .14.20.pdf

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